Cybersecurity, M.S.

Master of Science

About This Degree

With the dramatic increase in high-profile cybersecurity incidents reported in the media, the demand for highly skilled security professionals is growing significantly as businesses across the globe seek to protect their networks and data.

The M.S. in Cybersecurity program will provide a range of skills required for an increasingly connected world, where the security of information is critical. This degree aims to equip the students with the mathematical, technical, and business tools to secure an organization’s information systems. The M.S. in Cybersecurity is designed to provide a strong foundation and detailed technical knowledge in information security, computer security, network security, and software security as well as an appreciation of the social, policy, ethical and legal aspects of security and privacy. 

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Program Highlights 

Class Location 
Courses are offered at NJCU’s main campus in Jersey City and online. 

Expert Faculty 
Full-time and adjunct professors contribute years of security career experiences and maintain professional certifications. 

Small Classes 
Course size is regulated to maximize individual interaction with professors and classmates. 

Tailored for Working Professionals 
Course schedule supports students maintaining or pursuing their careers and provides opportunities for networking. 

Advance Your Career
NJCU alumni hold high-level positions and advanced careers in national security, corporate security, cybersecurity, intelligence agencies, and law enforcement at the federal, state, county, local, and municipal level, in the financial industry, and in private and non-profit organizations. 

One of the Few Programs with Multiple Federal Designations
Our National Security Studies program is one of a few in the country to have federal designations as both a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense and an Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence. 

For years, NJCU's Department of Professional Security Studies (PSS) has worked hard to maintain and update our Cyber Defense Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) designation from the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As of September 2019, the Department is also an Intelligence Community CAE (IC-CAE) as the result of winning a grant from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). The IC-CAE designation was earned as part of a consortium with Rutgers University and CUNY.


Dr. Abdullah Alhayajneh, 

Dr. Kutub Thakur,